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Full Text of SB3790  102nd General Assembly

SB3790 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB3790

 

Introduced 1/21/2022, by Sen. David Koehler

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
New Act

    Creates the Renewable Energy Component Recycling Task Force Act. Creates the Renewable Energy Component Recycling Task Force to investigate options for recycling and other end of life management methods for renewable energy generation components and energy storage devices in accordance with State and federal requirements, to identify preferred methods to safely and responsibly manage end of life renewable energy generating components and energy storage devices, including the reuse or refurbishment, and other specified duties. Provides for the membership and duties of the Task Force. Directs the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by March 1, 2023. Provides legislative findings. Repeals the Act on December 31, 2023. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Renewable Energy Component Recycling Task Force Act.
 
6    Section 5. Findings. The General Assembly finds that:
7        (1) Renewable energy is a critical component of the
8    State's transition to 100% clean energy by 2050.
9        (2) The State has made it a priority to catalyze the
10    development of wind and solar generated electricity and
11    energy storage systems through various incentive programs.
12        (3) Wind and solar electric generating equipment and
13    energy storage systems have a limited economically
14    productive lifespan.
15        (4) At the end of life of a wind turbine, solar panel,
16    or energy storage system, there are a number of recyclable
17    components including various raw materials.
18        (5) The State should develop an end of life plan to
19    recycle the components of renewable energy generating
20    equipment and energy storage equipment to avoid pollution
21    and material waste.
 
22    Section 10. The Renewable Energy Component Recycling Task

 

 

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1Force.
2    (a) The Renewable Energy Component Recycling Task Force,
3hereinafter referred to as the REC Recycling Task Force, is
4hereby established.
5    (b) The REC Recycling Task Force shall consist of the
6following members:
7        (1) The Director of the Environmental Protection
8    Agency or his or her designee;
9        (2) The Chair of the Illinois Commerce Commission or
10    his or her designee;
11        (3) The Director of the Illinois Power Agency or his
12    or her designee;
13        (4) Four members appointed by the Governor, including
14    one representing a solid waste disposal organization, one
15    representing a renewable energy organization, and one
16    representing an environmental advocacy organization;
17        (5) Two members appointed by the President of the
18    Senate, one representing a solid waste disposal
19    organization and one representing a renewable energy
20    organization;
21        (6) Two members appointed by the Minority Leader of
22    the Senate, one representing a solid waste disposal
23    organization and one representing a renewable energy
24    organization;
25        (7) Two members appointed by the Speaker of the House
26    of Representatives, one representing a solid waste

 

 

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1    disposal organization and one representing a renewable
2    energy organization; and
3        (8) Two members appointed by the Minority Leader of
4    the House of Representatives, one representing a solid
5    waste disposal organization and one representing a
6    renewable energy organization.
7    (c) The REC Recycling Task Force shall meet at the call of
8the Chair at least quarterly to fulfill its duties under this
9Act. At the first meeting of the REC Recycling Task Force, the
10Task Force shall elect from among its members a Chair and such
11other officers as it may choose.
12    (d) The Environmental Protection Agency shall provide
13administrative support to the REC Recycling Task Force.
14    (e) Members of the REC Recycling Task Force shall serve
15without compensation but the Task Force may, within the limits
16of any funds appropriated or otherwise made available to it,
17reimburse its members for actual and necessary expenses
18incurred in the discharge of their Task Force duties.
 
19    Section 15. Duties and report.
20    (a) The REC Recycling Task Force shall have the following
21duties:
22        (1) Investigate options for recycling and other end of
23    life management methods for renewable energy generation
24    components and energy storage devices in accordance with
25    State and federal requirements.

 

 

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1        (2) Identify preferred methods to safely and
2    responsibly manage end of life renewable energy generating
3    components and energy storage devices, including the reuse
4    or refurbishment.
5        (3) Consider the economic and environmental costs and
6    benefits associated with each method of recycling or end
7    of life management identified.
8        (4) Project the economically productive life cycle of
9    various types of renewable energy generating equipment and
10    energy storage systems currently in use or planned for
11    development in this State and model the impact that may be
12    expected to the State's landfill capacity if landfill
13    disposal is permitted for all such equipment and storage
14    systems at end of life.
15        (5) Survey federal and other states' and countries'
16    regulatory requirements relating to the end of life
17    management, decommissioning, and financial assurance
18    requirements for owners, operators, developers, and
19    manufacturers of renewable energy generation components
20    and energy storage systems.
21        (6) Identify infrastructure that may be needed to
22    develop a practical, effective, and cost-efficient means
23    to collect and transport end of life renewable generation
24    components and energy storage systems in State for reuse,
25    refurbishment, recycling, or disposal.
26        (7) Receive stakeholder engagement and feedback on

 

 

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1    various recycling and end of life management proposals for
2    renewable energy generation components and energy storage
3    systems.
4        (8) Develop recommendations for legislative,
5    administrative, or private sector action to implement
6    recycling and end of life management for renewable energy
7    generation components and energy storage systems.
8    (b) The REC Recycling Task Force shall submit a final
9report on activities conducted pursuant to this Act with
10findings, including stakeholder input, to the General Assembly
11and the Governor's Office no later than March 1, 2023.
 
12    Section 20. Repealer. This Act is repealed on December 31,
132023.
 
14    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
15becoming law.